RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- College Foundation,
Inc. (CFI) has announced the first 10 winners of the new Victor E. Bell,
Jr. Scholarship. The scholarship is named in honor of the visionary former
chairman of the CFI Board of Trustees who served for thirty years and left
a strong legacy of service to North Carolina. The Bell Scholarship will
encourage high potential North Carolina seventh grade students to aspire to
a college education.
Winners of the 2007 Victor E. Bell, Jr. Scholarship awards are:
Lauren M. Britt
Sycamore Lane Middle School
Courtney P. Carter
Magnolia Elementary School
Asya T. Cofield
Wake Forest-Rolesville Middle School
Wake Forest, N.C.
Ashleigh F. Goforth
Asheville Middle School
Selma Middle School
Lindsey B. Locklear
Statesville Middle School
North Asheboro Middle School
Imani M. Stewart
Valley Springs Middle School
Brantley D. Sutton
P.S. Jones Middle School
Ingrid L. Tablazon
Hanes Middle School
Winston Salem, N.C.
Individual awards are $2,000 per year, from middle school through the
fourth year of college, up to a maximum total of $20,000 per recipient, as
long as the recipient continues to meet annual renewal criteria. Awards are
contributed to an account in the North Carolina 529 plan with the
individual recipient named as the beneficiary of the account.
Nominations are by invitation only to middle school counselors and
principals, as well as selected college readiness/access groups across the
state. CFI held a random drawing to choose six recipients from nominations
submitted by counselors and principals, with a selection made from each of
six regions of North Carolina, currently defined by telephone area code.
Three additional recipients were drawn from nominations received from
college readiness/access groups, and another recipient was drawn from the
combination of remaining nominees.
College Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit corporation serving North
Carolina students and families since 1955, administers a portfolio of $3
billion in low-interest education loans, the state's college grant programs
and the tax-free "529" college savings program on behalf of the State
Education Assistance Authority. Website: www.CFNC.org. Toll-free number:
SOURCE College Foundation, Inc.